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2 Big Lessons From the Biggest Happiness Study Ever Conducted

Here's what researchers learned after following people for more than 75 years.<p>If you want to study happiness, you first have to define what you mean by the word.<p>There are the momentary pleasures of a great glass of wine, a smile on a child's face, or a soft couch after a long day. But there are …

Happiness

100 Powerful Quotes That Will Boost Your Productivity

Gain some inspiration for the new year with these motivational quotes.<p>Everyone wants to be productive, but boosting productivity doesn't happen by itself.<p>Sometimes it takes a motivational quote to shift us in the right direction. Here are some powerful thoughts to get you started on a more …

Motivation

Books That Changed My Mind This Year: CEO Selections

A good book will make you think; a really good book will change the way you do it. <i>Fortune</i> asked 18 CEOs, luminaries, and rising stars to name the one …

This microbot will literally push your buttons, automating any device

The collection of available Internet of Things products is growing, and with each new connected device it seems we also get a new automation tool. In …

Club Drug Ketamine Gains Traction As A Treatment For Depression

A mind-altering drug called ketamine is changing the way some doctors treat depression.<p>Encouraged by research showing that ketamine can relieve even the worst depression in a matter of hours, these doctors are giving the drug to some of their toughest patients. And they're doing this even though …

Obama Orders Federal Contractors To Provide Paid Sick Leave

Employees of federal contractors must be allowed to earn up to seven days of paid sick leave each year, under a new executive order that President Obama signed on Labor Day. The leave includes paid time off for family care.<p>"This will give about 300,000 working Americans access to paid sick leave …

Beluga whale spotted off Northern Ireland for the first time

A beluga whale has been spotted off the coast of County Antrim in Northern Ireland. It’s believed to be the first time the white-skinned Arctic species has been recorded in the area.<p>Rare sightings of whales in Europe have been increasing in recent years, and the first-ever European sighting of a …

Northern Ireland